Ordering number : 17530
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper)
Signature : Harima Kuni Mihara Ju Minamoto Tsuneshige
Ansei 5 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi
Shinshinto: Ryo saku: Harima province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :single Shakudo habaki
Blade length : 72.1cm or 28.3inches.
Sori :1.3cm or 0.51 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.13cm or 1.23 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.13cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era :Last Edo period
Shape :The sword is wide and thick with deep sori. Chu-kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame-hada quite well grained with jinie attach. beutiful Jiganae.
Hamon : From Hamachi is Suguha and then Gunome Midare and Choji Midare. Boshi Notare and pointed shape.
Special feature: Harima Kuni Mihara Ju Minamoto Tsuneshige is a sword smith of Harima province. He lived in Banshu Akashi.
His real name is Sasao Taichiro.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba, birds and plants are engraved with open work.
Fuchi: Copper, flower is engraved with gold color.
Menuki : Shakudo, Dokko sword is engraved.
From Aoi Art: The shape and Jigana are nice. The Sori is elegant.
At a glance, the blade looks like Genroku era’s Katana.
The Hamon is also beautiful.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.